Trevon Diggs, a cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) during practice on Thursday.
According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, Trevon Diggs suffered a knee injury during the early portion of a one-on-one drill in practice.
Trevon Diggs, who this summer signed a 5-year, 97-million-dollar contract extension, was one of the best cornerbacks of the NFL last season and started off strong this season.
What Does Diggs’ Injury Mean for Cowboys defensive structure?
Diggs’s injury leaves a huge hole in the defense side of the team, but the Cowboys have a good depth to replace the position. Stephon Gilmore, former Defensive Player of the Year, will likely take his place as the team’s top corner.
Thank you for all the prayers and I appreciate everyone for checking on me!
This is just God’s Plan. I will be back and better!
— SEVEN (@TrevonDiggs) September 21, 2023
DaRon Bland, the second-year Cornerback, will play alongside Gilmore and Jordan Lewis, who returned from a Lisfranc injury last week and could also fill the gap in the defense, and the recently arrived Noah Igbinoghene from Miami is another option. He was the one who scored the first TD in the opener against the New York Giants, playing 29 snaps (14 at outside corner, per Pro Football Focus) in Week 1.
The two-time Pro Bowl CB Diggs posted on his Twitter to thank fans for the support and promises he will “be back and better”: